A community dedicated to the enhancement and
healing of body, mind and soul.
|“Knowing our Truth does not necessarily equip us to live it."
|The Center for Well Being of Austin offered me the amazing opportunity
to know the truth about myself. Taking that opportunity
transformed my life. I'll be eternally grateful
to this organization and the work of Kate Bares-Cochrun.
|R&R has lent itself
to the strongest, deepest soul connections I have
experienced with human beings. In those moments,
I have known God. That would be the bottom line
the first step toward spiritual growth and/or
healing is the gateway. I've found so many answers
through my work at the Center
questions I didn't even know I needed to be asking!
Most amazingly, I have found friends who accept
me and celebrate the gifts I have to offer, and
who are committed to a lifestyle of integrity
and truth. People I can learn from and share with!
An incredible weekend with
— Shane Meyers, Austin, Texas
What an amazing experience R&R is! To be welcomed
with open arms into this community has been a blessing.
Not only have I resolved some misconceptions of myself,
I have made long-time friends who are on this wonderful
journey of life with me. Thank you, Kate!
Chapman, Austin, Texas
This weekend changed my life! Not a magical fix
but a reminder of who I can be.
— Mindy Tyler,
Here I am! Lovingly, honestly and unapologetically
true. Thank you, Kate.
— Alexis Garcia, Austin,
highly recommend all the seminars and classes
offered by The Center for Well Being in Austin.
The founder, Kate Bares-Cochrun is an amazing
individual. The tools I learned in her classes
and retreats have been a catalyst for permanent
change in my life. I started working with Kate
about 9 years ago and the tools and insights have
been amazing. Thanks Kate and The Center of Well
Being, I am very grateful for your presence in
my life. What can I say, You Rock!!
The Center for Well Being holds wonderful retreats and classes that gave me the opportunity to live life with a healthy, new perspective and focus. And the process is fun and transformational at the same time!
the universe to answer that universal question
of all questions "Who Am I?" when I
was 23 yeas old. I felt guided to read books,
and attend classes and workshops on all methods
of personal growth. I discovered that I was a
compilation of experiences bound by shame, guilt,
survival, and blaming, as well as, joy, love,
and ecstasy. BUT, I still was not personally fulfilled!
For me, R & R is an incredibly spiritual,
gentle, loving experiential journey into the discovery
of Self communication, where I remembered how
to tap into MY truth and My desires. R & R
provided a safe place to practice a variety of
methods for getting answers to My questions from
within myself. Answers that I could Trust!
Linda A. Newsom
is an amazing coach and Healer. She continues to
guide me with spiritual and emotional
Kate has an ability to see past the facade of my
ego and reaches into the depths of my soul to see
just what it is that is surfacing and helps to shed
light on the transformation process that is at hand.
Her workshops and healing circles are the most powerful
and life transforming groups that I have experienced.
Thank you Kate! Tara Davis, Austin, Texas
Santa Barbara, California
I wanted to take a minute and thank you for
all that you have done for me!! It is so amazing,
I am helping others now get in touch with their
true self too, their heart and soul!
Lately, I have had several people comment
to me on how I have touched them. It is so great
living in your true self, in love!!
Thank you. You are doing amazing work and
I thank you!
uplifting... supportive.. I could go on forever expressing
what a wonderful experience the Release & Renew
program was for me. The knowledge that I gained from
nd, such as, communication techniques and
understanding feelings and emotions, has redirected
my thinking about the truths in my life and it has
changed my outlook and focus for my future completely.
Kate Cochrun is a truly unique and special individual.
Her ability to see insideall of us to help guide
us towards discovering our truths for ourselves is
a real gift. I will cherish the blessing I have received
from her in offering this emotionally awakening experience.
Thank you Kate. I will honor this program by doing
my best to live in my truth...
want to tell you how much my experience at R&R
has changed me, and how grateful and blessed I
am to have been there with you and your gifted
wisdom. As the week has gone on, I realize each
day how it truly is working in my life. It flat
out surprises me every day to "feel"
the process working. Since realizing how powerful,
worthy, capable, Lovable, and many more, I am,
I have no desire to drink! It is truly a miracle.
You gave that to me, and I am eternally grateful.
I "decide", I "choose" every
day, to be all the things I thought I was not.
Again, a Miracle!
I still have to practice every day "being"
this way, especially when chaos is around, but
find it easier. I could go on and on, but will
stop and just say Bless You!
| I've read many personal growth books and been
to many workshops and seminars. I love Kate and
appreciate all the work she does to help others
on their journey. She is a very special person
with the kind of patience and understanding to
really make this work. I've seen her work miracles
in helping people learn about themselves in many
courses over the years. I've made many true friends
through the work she does. The "family"
is a wonderful support for whatever challenges
I'm going through. I'm comfortable sharing in
the safety of the group. Kate and The Center for Well Being of Austin family are a blessing to us all! If
you haven't had the experience yet, what are you
waiting for? There's a whole lot of life
that you are missing out on!
know that all the work I have done so far is now
integrating in ways that I was not capable of before.
A lot of awareness coming in---really fast right
now. I so appreciate you and the amazing work you
do to support us all in becoming more, becoming
closer to ourselves and for letting go of those
residual issues of each of our sorted pasts.
The challenge continues
to be about me standing in front of me and being
totally comfortable, renewed, and honored. To
that I am the best thing that ever happened
to me, for me
. I love how this "work"
has not only changed my life, but taken it to another
level that I previously didn't even know existed.
Now I spend more time looking forward to what comes
next no matter what it looks, feels, tastes like.
To understand that there is joy even in my sorrow,
that there is peace even when someone departs from
my immediate circumstance. To understand that I
am the light in my life. My soulmate.
Absolutely nothing in my experience (life) thus
far can compare to the euphoria of finding me. Thank
you for being on my journey with me.
|When I first came to The Center for Well Being of Austin in
1998, my "truth" was buried deep beneath
a lifetime's worth of caretaking others, codependent
relationships and false beliefs about myself. I did
not even know what my truth was independent of my
relationships with others.
Working through The Center, I discovered my truth.
Kate Cochrun's fearless guidance provided the
encouragement and support necessary to dive deep
into my soul to find my truth and then...stand in
Today, I am actively and reverently engaged in leading
the creative life I have denied myself for far too
many years. I am learning to care for myself and to
allow my own dreams to live and breathe; I am creating
healthy, interdependent relationships, and I am learning
to integrate my truth into my daily life. In short,
I cannot overestimate the importance of my experiences
through The Center for Well Being of Austin in facilitating
my spiritual and creative growth. In fact, I can't
even imagine being in the space I am today were it
not for the courses offered there. The experiences
have been priceless and I am forever grateful. Without
hesitation, I recommend The Center for Well Being of Austin
to anyone sincerely interested in discovering and
living their truth!
When I first heard about the R & R retreat I
was very skeptical but a remnant of hope prevailed.
The moment I entered the room I felt a nurturing
presence and I knew the moment I was waiting for
had come. Kate welcomed each one of us with open
arms and the warmest of smiles. As our journey was
underway there was an opening up of my spirit and
a cleansing began. Exactly like the restoration
of an old house. I learned, or shall I say, was
reintroduced to the real me, not this dastardly
evil disappointment I believed I was. There is so
much more I could say but time and space would not
allow. Suffice to say R & R is a priceless
sacrifice to those who have invested more time and
effort in beating themselves up or allowing others
and circumstances to do so. Nothing has to stay
the way it is..... A miracle can and will take place...but
the magic of the moment is yours to reach for and
experience........Blessing to you Kate !!!!!
Cathy R. Black
If it were not for The Center for Well Being of Austin and
Kate, I would not be the person I am today. That
person is more secure and confident than she ever
has been in her entire life!
I have participated
in numerous Release & Renew workshops, as
a “newbie”, as a “reviewer”,
and as an Assistant and each has been very powerful.
Not once have I ever regretted doing the work,
for if I had not done it (and continue to do
it), I would not know that I am truly surrounded
by love and the light of God. That I am Love and Light, always!
I have taken Letting
Go (twice) and Life in Balance (twice) and have
learned something new each time. And the Advanced
R&R is unbelievable!!! And to think, I almost
didn't take that course it was incredible!
I have made many new friends along the way whom
I consider my family. Each and every time I sign
up for a class or workshop, it is amazing that exactly
the right group of people show up and the experience
becomes even more powerful.
Thank you Kate for showing me a better way to live
my life! You are a blessing and your gift(s) are
worth more than words could ever say or convey.
If you want to find peace, love and light in your
life…PLEASE do the work that The Center for Well Being of Austin has to offer. You won’t be
YOU for choosing this path and being willing to
keep facilitating...you change lives. What an
AWESOME weekend...I feel so much lighter!! THANK
YOU for helping me re-find my skin I left. I truly
feel, today...peace. Thanks for doing what you
in Balance Coaching Series has been a wonderful
experience for me. This class woke me up to my
unconscious habits that were perpetuating the
things I was dissatisfied with in my life. Each
week a new exercise demonstrated the fact that
there were choices I could make to change my habits,
thoughts and perceptions that were hindering my
ability to achieve personal goals. Additionally,
I felt great benefits from just sitting in the
circle with this group of people. After a few
minutes of class my mind would focus, I would
feel calmer and by the end of the class I usually
left with a sense of serenity and renewal.
My name is Christine Arnold Nelson. I have been blessed to experience three courses at The Center for Well Being
of Austin. Each of the courses gifted me with a
huge piece of myself -- a greater understanding of myself, a deeper
love for myself, and an openness to what the universe has to offer me. I think they have also helped me develop my
own spirituality -- something beyond organized religion. Just a deep faith that there is "something" out there guidin
my life. And, I almost forgot, I did attend the Letting Go course. This shed the light on all the codependent behaviors
that I thought I had let go of. I love Kate Cochrun. Simple as that. She exudes a strength and vulnerability that I
find mesmerizing. I respect her ability to guide those who want something more out of life and to let go of those who
decide that they are not ready. For those of you who have experienced other work, you will find Kate's methods
gentle and individualized for your own growth and healing. Take care and God Bless.
Christine Arnold Nelson
I remember how petrified I was when
I first walked into the course room. I had
absolutely no idea what the hell I was doing
or why I was doing it. Looking back at the
experience, I am amazed at how the energy
was calming and it made me feel completely
at home and secure. Over the next 3 years
of doing this work I am amazed and humbled
by the people that I have met and shared
this work with.
No matter what my expectations are, they
have always been exceeded and the experience
has always been exactly what I needed to
take my next step. It has made me appreciate
this perfect creation of life we all participate
in. It has been a tough but wonderful journey
and I am blessed to have had such a wonderful
guide to let me find and take this journey
down my own path without telling me what
to do or how to do it.
Someone who has given me the tools to take
responsibility for my own journey and get
the most out of it. As much as the "JUST
DO IT" logo has been so over commercialized,
it does fit so well. You do not have to
justify it or have an agenda or even know
what's going on...JUST DO IT and trust yourself
and your journey and it will take care of
I cannot even
begin to explain the impact this weekend
had on me. I have never witnessed such a
powerful and collective shift. I, too am
humbled and stunned and not altogether recovered
from the shock of it all. I feel like my
mouth is hanging open. I fully get that
there is immeasurable power at work in our
It was a beautiful experience and I thank
you. Without your willingness to trust,
we wouldn't have had that. Without your
courage to stand in the face of all that
swirling energy, we wouldn't know such love
and capacity for ourselves. All of our work
and our efforts were possible because of
your efforts. What an amazing, cooperative
beauty! I appreciate each of you. I love
and honor you wholeheartedly.
Well I too would like to let you
know that I appreciate you very much.
I know that I wouldn't be able to have the
type of relationship I have with Kristin
without being an active member of the work
that you do.
you for your willingness to share this work
with us and the rest of the world. I will
continue to do my best and make as many
retreats as I can.
I've been through
the R&R course once and even assisted one occasion
after that, and granted...I had to make the journey,
but I give a huge amount of credit to Kate and The Center for Well Being of Austin for the support, guidance,
and LOVE that helped me make the changes in my life
that I've made. For the first time that I can recall....I
can HONESTLY say that I am actually HAPPY!!!
For anyone debating on whether or not to take the
R&R course....and wondering whether or not they
can afford it....my words to you....."you can't
afford not to" My life has become so much more
full since my involvement with all the wonderful
people I shared my life with through the course,
that I urge anyone and everyone to "Just do
That's the best way to sum it up. That is exactly
how far around my life has turned in the in the
last ten and one half months since I first met
Kate and was introduced to The Center for Well Being.
I Love you and I appreciate you helping me see
the things I needed to see, so that I could end
up where I am now. I thank you from the top of
my soul and the bottom of my heart.
Brian J. Pousson
|I am so grateful for every
last experience, every person who has been a catalyst
for this amazing journey towards the freedom I so
crave in this life. These moments are the most precious
to me...and so thank you...too...for being here, right
now, for me, on my way.
meaning to drop you a line just to let you know
how GREAT things continue to be between Dean and
I! It has been ABSOLUTELY AMAZING at the transformation
and the love that has been rekindled!!! I can't
think of one single complaint that I have as all
I can think of is how incredibly blessed I am
to have married such a WONDERFUL man, and I wouldn't
trade him for anyone. So, MANY THANKS to you!!
I pray that I might be open so that the Lord could
use me to impact other people's lives, the way
you have. How AWESOME to know that people's lives
are changed because of your willingness and openness
to be a vessel for God to work thru you! What
greater purpose in life could there be??
can I say? It was an amazing weekend. We laughed,
we cried, we shared more with each other than we
have in a very long time. I feel so calm and relaxed
right now and know that I am loveable and full of
love for myself. Kate, I thank you so much for guiding
me to this place of peace.
Forth Worth, Texas
I highly recommend
the R&R courses. I participated in R&R
a few weeks ago. Anyone can benefit from this
course. Young and old, male or female. The best
thing I found is that there is no script or
doctrine to follow, it's all in you. I am now
on my way to being a more fulfilled person.
I've been to many seminars and retreats that
get you all pumped up and within a week I'm
resorting back to old ways. The tools I've gained
here are powerful and for life. The people in
the Center have a great ability to guide you
on your journey to find your truth. I always
had a feeling about some of my truths and beliefs,
but never before have I been able to uncover
them. Now I know where to dig!
Kate, and to all your assistants, Thank You!
A most profound experience...looking deep into yourself,
it is a journey of self discovery...a beginning of
making sense of who I am, accepting who I am and asking
myself, "where do I want to go next?" It
is also about healing a "wounded heart"
and taking control of one's life through learning
to counter balance self defeating behavior. Conducted
in a safe, caring, healing environment, I highly recommend
it to those ready to venture into the discovery of
All I can say is it was the best thing I ever
did! I learned so much about myself and
changed how I look at my life now. The tools
I have come away with I use every day, and what
a difference they make! I have met and made
new friends and feel I am in such a loving,
caring, supported circle of wonderful people.
I have also taken the Letting Go and Life In
Balance classes. The tool box just keeps growing
and things really start to click.
If you really want to see a difference in how
you feel about yourself, life and relationships,
I highly recommend getting to know Kate and
participate in some of the wonderful sessions
The Center for Well Being of Austin Offers.
I've been doing this work with Kate for the last
10 years and I attend an R&R once a year just
for maintenance! It is easy to get off balance
and this is a course that is proven to get you
back to center. My whole family (kids included)
have done this work with Ms. Kate